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Old 06-25-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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Was it 1967 or 1968 ?

You and your Dad found me sunk up to my axles .....

You were still in high school - Dad bought me for you to fix up ....





But - Life Happened

The Vietnam War, College, Marriage, Kids ......

You moved far away .....

Sometimes you would visit me in the garage behind
your parents' house in La Crosse, WI .....
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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But I was really never far from your thoughts ....

Was I ?

Time passed and you would take a fender back with you to New York
to work on when you visited ....

I was very patient


Then - one day the door opened ....


Your Mom & Dad were front and center posing for pictures





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Old 06-25-2014, 07:18 PM   #3
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This man I had never seen before was walking around me
taking pictures and telling your parents how ' SPECIAL '
I was - how honored he was to be taking me back to be with you







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Old 06-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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A cable was fastened to my frame and I was gently rolled into another
smaller building - but this one had wheels under it !

Your brother was talking to you on the phone ....





Your Dad tipped his hat .....






And I was moving again .....
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #5
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Good little picture/story, I missed out on a complete 25 coupe that had been in storage for 30 plus. I need a bigger garage.

I would have loved to bring that one back to life as well, good luck and post some updates. Scott
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:18 PM   #6
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Thanks Scott !

This 1926 Model T gets reunited tomorrow with James
in New York - there will be more pictures for sure ...





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Old 06-26-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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Coupe looks like it will make a nice car when completed.
I am not sure you are able to communicating with the car as if it were a person. Good luck with that
I just refer to my coupe as a "24 coupe" (yes I do have a running coupe and no, it does not talk to me)
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:27 PM   #8
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Close now -within 50 miles .....

Sure hope this is not my future ....






I am HOME !


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Old 06-26-2014, 12:31 PM   #9
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James is there to guide me down the ramps ....











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Old 06-26-2014, 12:34 PM   #10
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Some help from next door to get me in the garage ....





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Old 06-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #11
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Pictures from 1967 or 1968 when We were both a lot younger ...








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Old 06-26-2014, 12:42 PM   #12
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Editor's Note ....

I have the absolute best job there is, I get to travel the country
and meet really nice folks and transport remarkable automobiles.

I had no idea what lay in store for me on this haul until I rolled
up the garage door in La Salle, Wisconsin.

Everyone in this family was a genuine pleasure to meet and talk
with - this particular story will be remembered as one of my favorite hauls.



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Old 06-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #13
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Awesome pictures Jim!
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #14
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VERY Cool, great car, great people and pics! Thanks for posting them.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:56 AM   #15
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Cool Nice Story

I ran across this somehow in a keyword search.


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Old 11-03-2019, 07:00 PM   #16
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Cool story, so far. Can't wait to hear the rest!
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:50 AM   #17
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It's been nearly 6 years. But the cover above the running board (valance?) has fallen off between loading & unloading.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:04 AM   #18
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Cool story, any updates on the Model T?
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:01 PM   #19
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Fascinating story. I like your photos as well.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:13 PM   #20
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Lightbulb The owner would have to chime in.

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Cool story, any updates on the Model T?
The missing piece was removed for safe transport.

The owner visits here infrequently - perhaps he can give an update ...



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